I was reading a book the other day about goals and life plans. I was written by Brian Tracy. He said something that really struck me as odd, but true. He said:
Virtually all of us have four main goals in common. Theses are (1) to be fit, be healthy, and live a long life; (2) to do work we enjoy and be well paid for it; (3) to be in happy relationships with people we love and respect and who love and respect us in return; and (4) to achieve financial independence so we never have to worry about money again. Flight Plan, p.8 by Brian Tracy
Think about that. It is so true. Have you ever had a personal goal that didn't fit into one of those categories? Not I. I have been setting goals for years, and can honestly say that they all fit into one of the above. These appear to be human universal goals, or HUGs.
So, why is this important? Well, maybe it isn't. But, then again, maybe it is.
I think it shows that we are all more similar than we are different; that we all want the same things in life - mainly, health, wealth, love, and respect. Remember that the next time you are watching two talking heads screaming at each other on the TV over some ridiculous issue. We are all more similar than different. We all want the same things. Our HUGs give us away.
That is what I think. How about you?